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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Checking In

Time to check in....

I weighed in on Monday. I'd lost three pounds. Pretty exciting, huh? Twelve to go.

I'm doing the Jillian Michaels 30-day Shred workout level 1. I do it everyday but Sunday. To make up for it this past week, I walked home from church. It's about a mile.

I'm no longer sore when I do the workout, but I was for the first four days or so. I struggle more with the aerobic endurance stuff than the weights and other exercises. I'm thinking I'll switch to level 2 on Saturday. I did a quick preview of it this morning. It doesn't look all that much harder than what level 1 requires.

As far as points go, I slacked for two days this past week--Saturday and Sunday. I mean "slacked" in regard to counting points. I was still very aware of what was going into my body and was careful, but I didn't take the time to write them down. That's a pretty dangerous thing to do this early in the game.

My three pound loss put me down one more point. I'm now at 21. I went back to Wendie's and recalculated my points per day.

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So, confession time, yesterday, we went out with some friends to dinner (I mentioned that on my most recent post). I knew we were going the day before, so I went online and looked up Famous Dave's. There it was on One More Pound. I did some research and learned that the grilled chicken sandwich was only 5 points, so that's what I went for. After I was done, I also ate a cornbread muffin. I thought that should be pretty harmless, so I went for it.

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Last night, as I was adding up my final points for the day, I remembered the muffin. Get this....7 POINTS! 7!!! Considering everything else I ate during the day, that put me well above my 21, and actually, with Wendie's plan, I was supposed to consume 23 points. Well, that took me above that as well.

I think in this case, Wendie's plan saved me. What Wendie's does is it takes your regular point allowance and takes the additional 35 points you're given per week and divides them amongst the other days of the week. When I set up on Wendie's, I chose Saturday as my big point day. I get something like 36 points on that day alone, so last night I simply took all of the points that I shouldn't have eaten yesterday (anything over 23) and subtracted them from Saturday's planned points. Does that make sense? Because I had eaten them already yesterday, those points will not be eaten on Saturday. I think it took me down to 25 for Saturday. Yikes! That's some serious over eating. Darned muffin! But, it was delicious.

So, how are you doing? Any great workouts you're doing? Challenges?


Jeanette said...

I really like the 30 day shred, though I've only done it up to level 2. I was sore for the first little bit, too, but got over it quickly. Let me tell you, though, level 2 was quite a bit harder (for me) than level 1. I didn't get sore when I switched, but I definitely felt it during the workout. I think I need to start over at level 1, though, because I haven't done it in weeks because we went on vacation... I just need to get up the willpower to wake up early and do it before my daughter wakes up/husband leaves for the day, which is sometimes difficult depending on the night she has...
Good luck with your weight loss!

Julie said...

That's exactly what I'm doing right now. I've been getting up at 4:30 lately just to get the "me" stuff done bright and early. I can already tell you that as fall and winter come around it's going to get harder and harder to do. I'm just to sure I can get out of bed in the cold and dark. I'll have to remind myself that the workout warms me up quickly.
Thanks for the comment, you've given me that little push of encouragement I needed!

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